Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Brian’s Reflection: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pick the Strawberry

Wisdom of the Tao

There is a Taoist parable. A man, running from a tiger, comes to a cliff. He grabs a vine and climbs down. Halfway down, he looks up: the tiger is waiting - his Past. He looks down: another tiger at the bottom - his Future. And one white and one black rat are chewing the vine - Day and Night, for mortality looms.

He looks, and there on the cliff is a lush, red, ripe strawberry. With one hand, he reaches out, plucks the strawberry and eats it.

You get it, right?

Pluck the strawberry! It’s the Reality you have.


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